Yes, your dog wants Net access…
..so Japan’s Fujitsu Corporation is releasing a pedometer with a Cloud service for dogs.
The “Wandant” pedometer for dogs
Nikkei Electronics | Oct.
…Fujitsu plans to release the pedometer, “Wandant,” in the fall of 2012 and provide a cloud service for it. The expected price of the pedometer is 10,000 yen ($128 USD)…The Wandant consists of a three-axis acceleration sensor, thermo-hygrometer, FeliCa module, volatile memory, microcomputer, button battery, etc. It counts the number of paces of a dog and checks its living environment (temperature and humidity) so that the owner can use the data for ensuring the dog’s health…Fujitsu will provide a service for transmitting measured data to a cloud via a smartphone…more…
Just a bit of explanation of the product’s name “Wandant”—“Wan-wan” is the way Japanese dogs say ‘Bow-wow’ and by mashing that up with the English word ‘pendant’ Fujistu coined an amusing Japanese name with the exotic cachet of engrish.
The Bottom Line: The seeming silliness of the idea of dogs accessing Internet Cloud services is tempered with the fact that On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog….